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Title: Inner Planets Notes


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Inner Planets Notes Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars
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Monday, April 15 FCAT Math Exam Wednesday,
April 17 FCAT Reading Exam Thursday, April 18
FCAT Science Exam
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Introduction to Inner Planets
  • Terrestrial planets means that the planet is made
    up of rock
  • Organized atmosphere that makes them different
    from the outer and dwarf planets
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vVHWsJgarMtAlistSP
    D89B8D14616A0E09

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Mercury
  • Smallest inner planet and closest to the Sun
  • AU are used to measure the distance the planet is
    from the Sun
  • 0.39 average from the Sun
  • No moons
  • Revolution period is 88 days

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Venus
  • Second planet from the Sun
  • 97 carbon dioxide so the planet is very dense
  • Greenhouse effects occurs when a planets
    atmosphere traps solar energy and causes the
    surface temperature to increase
  • 0.72 AU from the Sun
  • Revolution is 225 days / no moons

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Earth
  • Third inner planet from the Sun
  • Has 1 moon
  • Greenhouse effects also occurs (Venus)
  • 1.00 AU from the Sun
  • Revolution 365 days
  • Organized atmosphere that supports energy from
    the Sun, access to water, and food.

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Mars
  • 4th planet from the Sun
  • 2 moons that were originally part of Mars
  • Revolution period is 1.88 years or roughly Earth
    years
  • 1.52 AU is the distance from the Sun
  • Comparable in size to Mercury

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Inner Planets Review Questions
  1. Using the inner planets as an example, explain
    why the period of revolution and the
    astronomical units from the Sun increases in
    value.
  2. What is meant by the term terrestrial planet?
  3. What two planets are affected by the influence of
    greenhouses gases? Explain what occurs because of
    these gases.
  4. Explain 2 similarities and 2 differences that
    planet Mercury and Mars have.

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Home Learning Due Tuesday
  • Read Inner Planets Section starts on page 59
  • Finish review questions on Inner Planets for next
    class
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